Toys of the '80s

These toys were popular in the '80s, how much do you know about them?
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#1  Buttons  20 seconds  44% correct rate

Once called “The Pet Rock of the ‘80s”, which ball was released with a lack of fanfare from the industry?

Koosh Ball

Rubber Fun Ball

Kooch Ball

Splat Ball

Within a year the Koosh Ball became a best seller at Christmas and was soon available in 20 countries around the world.

#2  Buttons  20 seconds  74% correct rate

This is the Glo Worm, a plush toy with the ability to glow in the dark. Which part of this toy glows?

The face

The hat

The body

The entire thing

Decades after its release, the Glo Worm was criticized for using toxic phthalates to soften the plastic.

#3  Buttons  20 seconds  45% correct rate

Created in 1984, this plush toy inspired a TV special, two TV shows, and even a feature film. What is this toy called?

Pound Puppy

Pound Pal

Shelter Pup

Puppy Pal

While the television shows were successful, the movie "Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw" was not well-received.

#4  Buttons  20 seconds  17% correct rate  

This is the Speak & Spell, a toy that combined the worlds of education and entertainment. What company developed it?

Texas Instruments




The Speak & Spell was the first toy released, with the Speak & Read and Speak & Math following closely behind.

#5  Buttons  20 seconds  48% correct rate

Often considered to be one of the most dangerous toys ever made, what is the name of this infamous toy?

Moon Shoes

Gravity Boots

Space Shoes

Bounce Boots

In the '50s, the original design of the Moon Shoe was made of metal with two giant springs on each shoe.

#6  Type answer  30 seconds  64% correct rate

This is the Atari video game console, what was the first game Atari released for this console?


Atari released the arcade version of Pong in 1972, by 1975 they released the console version for at-home gaming.

#7  Buttons  20 seconds  31% correct rate  

This toy was invented by a retired Boeing engineer as a gift for his grandson, what is it called?

Roller Racer

Derby Devil

Rock n' Ride

Lean Machine

The Roller Racer was originally called the Flying Turtle, which was the name the inventor of the toy gave it.

#8  Buttons  20 seconds  45% correct rate

This is the Teddy Ruxpin, one of the best-selling toys of the '80s - what is not true?

It clapped its hands

It blinked

Its mouth moved

It read a story

#9  Buttons  20 seconds  31% correct rate  

In 1977, Xavier Roberts created what we know of as Cabbage Patch Dolls, but what were they originally called?

Little People

Muppet Heads

Big Tops

Muppet Tops

Xavier Roberts was only 21 when he invented this toy, by the time he was 26 he was a millionaire.

#10  Buttons  20 seconds  16% correct rate  

These toys were made with the goal to gross out parents and entertain kids, what are these toys called?





The mind behind Madballs was originally hired to illustrate greeting cards until he started drawing macabre bunnies.